Howard University Drops Down in U.S. News Rankings

There are currently 262 educational institutions in the United States that are rated as “national universities” in the Carnegie Foundation evaluation system. These research universities draw students from across the nation and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Howard University, the historically black institution in Washington, D.C., is ranked in 96th position this year in the annual ratings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. A year ago Howard was ranked 88th in this group.

Howard, the only historically black institution in the top group, was ranked above such well-known institutions as the University of Oklahoma, the University of South Carolina, Florida State, and the University of Oregon.

Spelman College, the historically black educational institution for black women in Atlanta, was ranked 75th among the 266 liberal arts colleges that draw their student bodies from across the nation. Spelman was tied in the rankings with the highly regarded Berea College in Kentucky and ahead of Sweet Briar College, Thomas Aquinas College, and Hillsdale College.